Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers: Rivalry Holds Playoff Implications

December 30, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Green Bay Packers (9-6) and Chicago Bears (11-4) will meet for the 181st time on Sunday afternoon, and a lot could potentially be on the line for both teams in the latest installment of the NFL's longest running rivalry. 
The Packers need a win to guarantee themselves a spot in the playoffs, although they could potentially lose the game and still secure a berth.
In that latter scenario, both the New York Giants (@ Washington) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@ New Orleans) would also need to lose on Sunday. 
The Bears should know by game time what their situation will be. The Eagles loss on Tuesday clinched a first round bye for Chicago, but a Falcons loss in the early game Sunday to the Carolina Panthers would open the door for the Bears to be the NFC's No. 1 seed with a win over the Packers. 
Meaning, if the cards fall just right, both teams will have a lot to play for on Sunday. And while a Falcons loss in Carolina seems unlikely, Bears coach Lovie Sm...

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